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If you seek a CPO, you have a right to ask for what they call an "ex-parte" hearing.
This allows you to ask for a Protection Order so that when your abuser is served with papers, he/she can also be served with an order to stay away from you until your court hearing.
While firearms are commonly used by abusive partners to exert power and control, we know that each case is unique and warrants its own specific safety plan.
In a world where even ordinary stress on the job or at school can seem battering at times, and outside influences are in constant flux, home, hearth and family are expected to remain steady—a serene and sheltering haven. Unfortunately for many, home can be anything but a safe haven.Do you think that teen dating violence can't happen to your son or daughter? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on teen dating violence tell a different story.Think she's too young to have that happen, or that it won't happen because he's a boy? The current statistics on teen dating violence tell a scary story: In addition to physical violence, many teens are in controlling or emotionally abusive relationships.If you are in danger, please use a safer computer that your abuser can not access directly or remotely, or call ODVN 800-934-9840 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE.The internet can be a helpful support tool for victims of domestic violence to find information and share their stories. Use a gender-neutral user name on websites and do not share personal information.